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Backhurst

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About Backhurst

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  • Birthday 10/21/1965

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Faversham, Kent
  • Interests
    Re-enacting: WW2
    1940's music

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  1. Backhurst

    The Wartime Cobbler

    This weekend Temple at War, Cressing Temple, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8PD.
  2. Backhurst

    The Wartime Cobbler

    As promised, a list of events: 5th 6th May. Merton Vintage Show, Faversham Showground (Farming World) Kent 12th 13th May. Temple at War. Cressing Temple, Braintree. 19th 20th May. Drop Redoubt Open Day, Western Heights, Dover, Kent. 16th 17th June. Fought for Freedom, Quex Park, Birchington, Kent. 7th 8th July. Capel Military Show, Dorking. 14th 15th July. Battles for Victory, Ellington Park, Ramsgate, Kent. 17th 18th August. Combined Ops., Headcorn, Kent. 22nd 23rd September, Drop Redoubt Open Day, Western Heights, Dover, Kent. 29th 30th September. Fort in the 40's, New Tavern Fort, Gravesend, Kent.
  3. Backhurst

    The Wartime Cobbler

    I'm back. Had a bit of time away from this site. Lee: No. it isn't a Timpson's shirt, I bought it at a charity shop and it is about 30 years old. The photo was taken at the 'Museum of Kent Life', Maidstone, Kent. The Cobblers shop was dismantled and moved to the museum. I have the pleasure of inhabiting it every year for a weekend. The event is called 'Christmas on the Home Front.' I will be posting a list of the events that I will be doing this year soon.
  4. Backhurst

    The Wartime Cobbler

    Was talking a load of cobblers when this was taken....
  5. Backhurst

    The Wartime Cobbler

    Long time not been on here..... Just did Kent Life Museum at Maidstone, Kent. I was a civilian cobbler in their cobblers shop. Had a wonderful time. Will post some photo's when I find some on Facebook.
  6. Backhurst

    The Wartime Cobbler

    My Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/The-Wartime-Cobbler-766054536739043/
  7. Backhurst

    The Wartime Cobbler

    The trade badge is a generic thing, it denotes that you have a trade or Skill, ie. Cobbler, Mechanic, Saddler, Armourer etc.
  8. Backhurst

    The Wartime Cobbler

    The Sergeant stripes. The trade badge on them denotes that I'm an Artificer Sergeant. It is on the stripes so as to leave a space above for a Staff Sergeant Crown if I were to be promoted. If I was depicting an Artificer Corporal (two stripes) the Trade badge would be above the Stripes. Sorry for posting late. Been on holiday.
  9. Backhurst

    Down at heel.

    StevenB. Did the boots yesterday. Did the heels the way you said. Not 100% perfect, but very happy with the results. Will do it better next time.
  10. Backhurst

    Down at heel.

    Thank you StevenB. Am new to all this and want to do things the old way when possible so appreciate all the help I can get, so once again, thanks you for the help.
  11. Have got a pair of ammo boots that are a bit down at heel. The heel leather is worn down to nearly one layer. What is the best way to build up the level.? Peel of down to the next layer and add a new strip or patch up with a slither of angled leather and file till its level with the rest of the heel? Your comments and help will be more than welcome. Thank you in advance.
  12. Backhurst

    The Wartime Cobbler

    At Firepower, Royal Artillery Museum, Woolwich on the 21st Feb. doing Cobbling demo (if all goes well). Am at Dover Transport Museum on the 25th & 26th April, if in the area come and say 'Hello'.
  13. Backhurst

    The Wartime Cobbler

    Just come through the post. Will add more photo's when restored. Look forward to using it at the next event.
  14. Backhurst

    The Wartime Cobbler

    Have now got an even longer wish list. Most of the tools and equipment were very rusty and dirty. Spent most of the time restoring tools and lasts. Next time I'm there, all they will need is a quick wipe over.
  15. Backhurst

    The Wartime Cobbler

    Christmas on the Home Front at the Museum of Kent Life.
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